I am writing you as a former Soldier to ask for your support. The San Antonio chapter of AUSA, "the Alamo Chapter", needs our help. We have all been involved in AUSA activities throughout our Army careers. We share a common bond with the
Army and the American public that AUSA has strengthened.
As members of the Army Family, we maintain our ties and loyalty to the Army, and express it in many different ways. AUSA continues to be an organization that brings us all together. While General Sullivan and his Washington DC team are
fighting the strategic campaign to retain Army force structure and to reign in Tricare fee hikes, we fight the tactical fight. In the local area I’m proud to report that we have made a difference and continue to stand for our shared
values, but we are facing some challenges. We need your help to get the corporations you may be involved in to join us as corporate sponsors and for you to consider contributing to our efforts.
Here are some of our recent activities so that you know what we are doing:
Award $8,000 in annual scholarships to outstanding high school students entering ROTC and to ROTC cadets currently in college. (COL Will Dominguez chaired our committee to select the awardees).
Support 50th Anniversary of Vietnam recognition events. This past April we helped organize a seminar for the ROTC cadets attending Texas A&M San Antonio and St Mary's featuring a seminar between local Vietnam Veterans and current ROTC
Cadets. The Cadets cherished the experience and the chance to learn more about the Army they are inheriting. (MG Chuck Rodriguez coordinated the event for the community).
Co-Sponsor the second annual dinner to honor area high school students (and their parents) who have enlisted for entry following graduation. (The program is known as “Our Community Salutes” and our own LTG Rick Sanchez was the guest
speaker this year).
Conduct Quarterly Luncheons to bring together the Army Family to discuss key topics. Appearing this year have been Generals Bob Cone, Mike Ferriter, and Jason Evans. Our programs are topical and designed to meet the challenges of the
day. At our June luncheon Jason Evans addressed how the Army is better preparing Soldiers for successful career transitions to the Civilian world. The discussion was wrapped up with short presentations on how the state of Texas is
supporting veterans through the ESGR program and concluded by COL Bryan Stevens, a local President/CEO who discussed how his company supports veterans’ hiring.
These are but four examples of a substantial number of contributions we are making. To continue these and other programs, I am asking your help (along with more help from corporate sponsors and individual members). Our annual budget is
approximately $25K and we are about $15K short of that objective at the midpoint of the year. Please consider giving to the Alamo Chapter and encouraging corporations you may know, as well as others to do so as well. If you have the time
we would welcome you as a volunteer also.
If you wish to make a tax deductible contribution, you have options. Click on "Donate" button to make contribution through PayPal. Otherwise, please make out a check to "The Alamo Chapter of AUSA" and
address it to our business address at PO Box 340226, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234.
I welcome any suggestions, criticism, or help you would like to offer. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and my cell phone number is 210 620 6620. For corporate membership and sponsorship, you may contact Sharon Ferguson at email@example.com; cell number is (210) 275-2880; firstname.lastname@example.org; cell number is (210) 804-6725. For individual membership, you may contact Dennis Lafferty at P3@satx.rr.com or Emma Lopez at EmmaLopez@bradfieldproperties.com; cell number is 210-695-0802. I look forward to hearing from you – as General Odierno says, we are "Soldiers for life."
LTG, Ret, USA
Alamo Chapter President
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